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iOS 9.3.5 Blocks Remote Jailbreak

Apple’s latest iOS update comes in response to a case of international espionage and intrigue.Show full article

How Apple Could Simplify Audio Input and Output Interfaces

If you find yourself having to check and change audio settings whenever you use an Internet telephony app, Adam Engst has a suggestion for Apple that would make it easier to pick your preferred choices at a glance.Show full article

Google’s Duo Video Chat App Links iOS and Android

Google is giving iPhone users a FaceTime alternative in Duo, a video chat app that also runs on Android phones. Such cross-platform compatibility is a big plus, but the minimalist Duo offers few other incentives to entice iPhone users to install it.Show full article

Bookmarks, Top Sites, and More: Finding Your Way Back in Safari

Since Safari’s introduction in 2003, Apple’s default Web browser has added ever more bookmark-like features to help you find your way back to interesting or useful Web pages — so many, in fact, that you need help finding your way among them.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 August 2016

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 and Office 2011 14.6.7, Fantastical 2.2.5, Pixelmator 3.5.1, BBEdit 11.6.1, and Typinator 6.10.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 29 August 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple announces the date of its next big media event, we look back at Tim Cook’s fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO, and John Gruber reflects on the demise of the Vesper note-taking app.Show full article

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